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Light in the gloom

February 12, 2010
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More industrial construction is going on in Indiana than in any nearby state.
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Gun bills on fast track

February 11, 2010
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Want to leave a gun in your car at work? Your employer's policy may become irrelevant.
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Education by statistics

February 10, 2010
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Inconceivable as it might sound, will the increasing focus on academic performance in public schools give private schools a run for their money? It wouldn't be the first time statistics upset an apple cart.
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Minimum wage downside

February 9, 2010
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The minimum wage appears to be locking some teens out of jobs.
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Indy turns architectural corner

February 8, 2010
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A Ball State architect thinks Indianapolis residents will like what they see in the new J.W. Marriott hotel downtown and beat drums for more interesting buildings.
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Underrated entrepreneurs

February 5, 2010
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The Indianapolis area is home to myriad unsung entrepreneurs who run interesting companies, make money and create good jobs. Here are some of them.
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Mayor Ballard, snow fighter?

February 4, 2010
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Rating Ballard on his promises to master basics including snow removal and fixing potholes.
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Indy without Lilly, the 500?

February 2, 2010
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An Indiana University prof thinks Indianapolis should anticipate a future without Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a potentially reduced Eli Lilly and Co.
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Thoughts on the Tebow ad

February 1, 2010
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From the perspective of return on investment, the Super Bowl ad might be considered a failure.
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Will easy commutes linger?

January 29, 2010
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Traffic counts are rising, but the jobless are still at home.
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Vetting your sweetheart

January 27, 2010
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With Valentine's Day approaching, a Purdue prof calls for sober due diligence before engagement rings find their way onto fingers.
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Two recipes to improve Indy

January 26, 2010
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City father and Indiana Pacers chief Jim Morris says Indianapolis will rise or fall depending on how well the city nurtures children and connects with the world. So, how are we doing?
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New Madrid quivers

January 25, 2010
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The infamous geologic fault line makes news again.
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Indiana and climate change

January 22, 2010
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A report by an influential Republican pollster could send a disruptive ripple through Indiana.
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Indiana's shape is relative

January 21, 2010
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Indiana is good financial condition. Sort of.
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Comparing Coakley, Bayh

January 20, 2010
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Evan Bayh is no Martha Coakley. But on the outside chance Bayh could be beat in this year's senate race, an opponent might do best to paint him as an elitist.
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Killer desk jobs

January 19, 2010
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Swedish doctors say sitting for long periods carries health risks.
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Indianapolis resentment

January 18, 2010
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Jealousy toward Indianapolis in the Statehouse shows no sign of letting up, one legislator says.
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Osteopathy and Indiana Wesleyan

January 15, 2010
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The Indiana Osteopathic Association passed over a virtually certain $75 million in startup funding from Indiana Wesleyan University to choose Marian University for its new osteopathic college.
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The other two elite colleges

January 13, 2010
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Debating why Earlham and Taylor grads don't take their places alongside peers from DePauw and Wabash.
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'Black' rifles in the woods

January 12, 2010
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Hunters are adopting rifles that look jarringly similar to versions soldiers carry in Afghanistan.
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Immigration redux at the Statehouse

January 11, 2010
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Are Republicans shooting themselves in the foot with another bill targeting illegals?
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Outsiders as school superintendents

January 8, 2010
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A change in rules for school administrators opens the door to people outside the traditional education establishment.
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Too much, too soon in Elkhart?

January 6, 2010
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Embattled workers might lose motivation to go back to school, thus putting them in an even worse position in the long run.
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Again, on government reform

January 5, 2010
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Assessing the odds for government reform in the General Assembly.
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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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